askingfortrouble

Illustrated cuteness inspired by Japanese kawaii

Helensburgh, United Kingdom · 2509 Sales

askingfortrouble

Illustrated cuteness inspired by Japanese kawaii

Helensburgh, United Kingdom 2509 Sales On Etsy since 2007

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Announcement   Hello! I create accessories, stationery and gifts with my cute characters and illustrations. The full range includes badges, bags, brooches, cards, letter sets, notebooks and notepads, polymer stamps, stickers and wrapping paper.

I ship orders on Mondays and Thursdays. UK orders usually arrive in 1-3 days, international in 5-14 days.

You can also visit my blog at blog.askingfortrouble.org where I post regularly on illustration, Japan, kawaii, my self-employed life and more.

If you read this far, a special tip - if you ask me to draw something on your order form I usually will!

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Last updated on Jun 6, 2016

Hello! I create accessories, stationery and gifts with my cute characters and illustrations. The full range includes badges, bags, brooches, cards, letter sets, notebooks and notepads, polymer stamps, stickers and wrapping paper.

I ship orders on Mondays and Thursdays. UK orders usually arrive in 1-3 days, international in 5-14 days.

You can also visit my blog at blog.askingfortrouble.org where I post regularly on illustration, Japan, kawaii, my self-employed life and more.

If you read this far, a special tip - if you ask me to draw something on your order form I usually will!

Marceline Smith

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Marceline Smith

Mt Fuji Enamel Pin - Kawaii Japan
US$9.46
Magnetic Shopping List Pad - 5 A Day
US$6.76
Kawaii Space Happy Birthday Card
US$2.70
Little Ghost Kawaii Acrylic Brooch
US$5.41
Jammie Dodger Wooden Brooch With Felt Heart
US$12.16
Happy Carrot Kawaii Acrylic Brooch
US$5.41
Cookie Cute - Kawaii Gingerbread Badge Set
US$3.72
Happy Banana Acrylic Brooch - Kawaii Fruit
US$5.41
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Updates

Mt Fuji enamel pins are here! Show everyone your love for Japan.

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Mt Fuji Enamel Pin - Kawaii Japan
US$9.46
Just got a big restock of my popular UK seasonal fruit and veg charts. There's lots to eat in July!

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All my kawaii fabric coin purses are back in stock!

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Kawaii Coin Purse - Happy Sun
US$10.81
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About

Illustrated cuteness inspired by Japanese kawaiii

Asking For Trouble is an outlet for all my creative fun - I'm
an illustrator, designer, printmaker and writer and have been making things all my life, from collages and prints to experimenting with fabric and felt.

I mostly start with doodles from my sketchbook and then work them into designs and patterns in Illustrator. Then it's the difficult job of deciding what to get them printed on - usually it's printed paper goods but I also have fabric printed and laser cut wood and acrylic. I also license my designs to appear on everything from mugs and iPhone cases to shower curtains and rainboots!

My work is very much inspired by Japan and my visits there - I love the mix of happy kawaii characters on every corner juxtaposed by the traditional patterns of kimono and chiyogami paper. Most of all, my aim is to make you smile!

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  • Marceline

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Hello! I'm Marceline, the designer and owner of Asking For Trouble. I'm the one who designs the characters, patterns and products, packs and ships your orders, answers your emails and pretty much everything else.

  • Paulina

    Maker, Translation, Sewing

    Paulina is my mum and helps me out with translation (she speaks lots of languages including Dutch, German and French) as well as doing some sewing for purses and other fabric treats. The rest of the time she runs an antique shop in Portsoy.

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Last updated on Mar 16, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Sizing details

Dimensions are included in all product listings. Please check carefully before ordering so that you are not surprised or disappointed by the reality.

Care instructions

Fabric products should not be machine washed unless stated in the description. Brooches and badges should hold up to rainy weather but try not to accidentally put them through the laundry or soak them in water. If you accidentally damage an item, I will be happy to advise if it can be fixed by yourself or by me for a small fee.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Orders can be gift wrapped for free if you are buying a gift. Just ask at checkout. As this service is free, it is not always possible at busy times and I will choose from my own gift wrap range according to availability. I can also include a personal message if being shipped directly.

Wholesale availability

Most of my products are available to order wholesale for retail shops. Please visit wholesale.askingfortrouble.org for more information and contact me for availability and prices.

Photo props

Props used in product photography (pens, decorations etc.) are not included in the order. Please read product descriptions carefully before ordering to avoid disappointment.

Complaints, faults and problems

I want you to be delighted with your order and will be happy to help fix any issues you might have. If your order hasn't arrived within the stated time, or arrives broken or faulty, please contact me so that I can look into the problem and arrange a replacement or refund as necessary. I would really appreciate the opportunity to fix any problems before you leave negative feedback. I'm only one person and mistakes can happen. I would be horrified to know you are unhappy with your order and I wasn't able to do anything to put things right.

Product availability and custom orders

If a product you like is out of stock or you require more than are available, please get in touch as I may not be aware. Custom orders and personalisation are sometimes possible, either directly or through my licensing partners. Please contact me for more information.